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Brendan Mackey to speak on forests and climate change

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on August 27th, 2008

Title: Transition to a Zero Carbon Future Discussion Group

Topic: Forests as a solution to climate change

Description: Monthly discussion group hosted by Beyond Zero Emissions focusing on solutions to climate change. This month, we will be joined by world leading ecologist & research scientist, Professor Brendan Mackey.

A new ANU study has found wild untouched forests store 60% more carbon than plantation forests. The ‘Green Carbon’ report says untouched forests store three times more carbon dioxide than previously estimated by the IPCC and the Kyoto Protocol. This makes forests all the more critical in the fight against climate change. Co-author of the report, Professor Brendan Mackey, will speak about the role of forests on climate change. Professor Mackey is the Director of the Wild Country Research and Policy Hub at ANU.

“Protecting the carbon in Australia’s and the world’s natural forests is no longer an option – it is a necessity. If natural forests continue to be cleared and degraded then the C02 released will significantly increase concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The carbon stored in natural forests is a larger and more reliable stock than the carbon stored in commercially logged forests and plantations.” – Professor Mackey

Event location: 2nd Floor, Kindness House, 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Time: 6.30 – 8:30 pm, Monday 1st September 2008

If you arrive late and have trouble getting in, please call 0421 272 884, and we will come down and meet you
Cost and payment methods: Gold coin Donation
For more information contact mark@beyondzeroemissions.org

Link: http://www.beyondzeroemissions.org/discussiongroup

Wheelchair access: 2 flights of stairs, happy to assist with access

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